Remembering Whitney Houston: One Year Later

Whitney HoustonIcon. Singer. Daughter. Mother. Entertainer. Whitney Houston, America’s Sweetheart, can be described in a number of ways, but one thing is for sure, her voice was timeless. February 11, 2013 will mark one year since the passing of the beloved performer whose music touched the hearts of many. Even today, her soulful ballads and hip party hits continue to be heard in the homes and car radios of all of her fans. Whitney Houston’s legacy and life story was one that surrounded many aspects of the challenges life can bring. But the focus here is on her contributions to the music business and the path she made for so many musicians that idolize her talents. Whitney’s countless achievements–Grammy Awards, gold records, placing #1 Billboard hits, an array of musical collaborations–are still paramount. In remembering the spirit and Ms. Houston’s unmatched vocals, is honoring and celebrating her musical legacy by highlighting ten of her greatest songs. From “All the Man That I Need,” “You Give Good Love,” “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” “My Love Is Your Love,” “I Have Nothing,” “Same Script, Different Cast,” to a favorite like “How Will I Know,” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” the list can go on. Whichever your best-loved song, a common harmony is shared. Whitney Houston’s music is a melody we all can sing to. In no particular order as we reminisce, think back to where you were when you first heard…

“I’m Your Baby Tonight” (1990)

“So Emotional” (1987)

“I’m Every Woman” (1992)

“Saving All My Love For You” (1985)

“Million Dollar Bill” (2009)

“I Will Always Love You” (1992)

“Greatest Love Of All” (1986)

“Heartbreak Hotel” (1998)

“One Of Those Days” (2002)

“Step By Step” (1997)

–Elishia Peterson

Elishia Peterson is a blossoming freelance journalist based in Philadelphia. Her work has been featured on publications including Crème Magazine, Cred, and Examiner covering budget fashion stories. While in pursuit of her Masters degree in Writing Studies she strives to always be creative in her craft.

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